In early 2015 Chiara Condi launched the project Led By HER, a social incubator that helps women who have overcome violence and prostitution become entrepreneurs. Today Led By HER engages community of over 200 members and 40 partners, including DELL, Orange, BNP, Google, AXA. In this talk, Chiara will explore the key elements of success as well as crucial aspects on how to build communities and their importance. We will hear the story on how she created the ideal program and experience for women entrepreneurs, and what it takes for women entrepreneurs to launch and succeed in their project and growth.
About the speaker
Chiara founded Led By HER, a social incubator created in partnership with two business schools, the IESEG School of Management and ESCP in Paris, France to support women who have suffered from all forms of violence build their entrepreneurial projects. Through the support of over 150 volunteers Led By HER offers a yearlong program of courses and workshops, an individual mentoring program, as well as events organized in cooperation with the entrepreneurial ecosystem to thirty women each year. In recognition of its work Led By HER has received the marrainage of Axelle Lemaire, French Minister of the Digital Affairs, Ministry of the Economy.
Chiara began her career at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where she worked to maximize the gender impact of the Bank's investments.
Chiara graduated magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard in 2008, where she won the Hoopes prize for research, as well as the Neil J. Houston and Ames awards for individual leadership and change to the community. An activist at heart she created her own program to provide the homeless with direct access to resources in the only student-run shelter in the country. Chiara also received her Masters in International Political Economy from Sciences Po and the London School of Economics.
Eager to encourage women to bring on their entrepreneurial dreams, Chiara regularly participates in initiatives, conferences, and hackathons including TEDx women Barcelona in June 2015.